This beautiful property is located on a quiet country lane minutes from Miranda do Corvo and commands the most stunning views over the hills and valleys of central Portugal. This traditional farmhouse is full of character both inside and out, to the rear there is a private walled courtyard with Calçada stone paving, vine covered pergola's and arched windows overlooking a garden full of fragrant citrus trees and mature olives, these features all add to the Hacienda style of this property.
The property currently consists of:
2 bedrooms both en-suite
2 Reception rooms (It is possible to use one as a third bedroom)
Sun room with balcony
Private walled courtyard
Swimming Pool (8m x 4m)
Pool house with kitchenette & bathroom
Gardens with various mature trees and shrubs
Off road parking
Footprint of property: 227m2
Total Land: Approximately 2000 m2
This stunning detached farmhouse is surrounded by mature gardens and trees providing shade for the off road parking space to the side of the property. The main entrance is to the rear of the property with gates leading into a private walled courtyard (20m x 13m) with a good sized covered terrace (6m x 3m), perfect for al-fresco dining. There are 2 sets of patio doors leading into the property. The doors on the right lead from the covered terrace into the main reception room (6m x 5.3m) which has retained plenty of character with wooden beams, tiled floors and a cosy wood burner. There are 2 windows to the front which over look a small piece of land with several olive trees and a parking area which also belongs to the property. A wooden staircase leads up to the first floor accommodation and Master bedroom (4.8m x 3.4m) with wooden floors and patio doors opening on to a balcony to the side and windows to the rear. The fully tiled en-suite wet room (2.6m x 1.9m) has a sink, shower and WC. Next to the bathroom, there is a dressing room (2m x 1.4m) with storage. The hallway at the top of the stairs leads into a light and airy sun room (3.3m x 2m) with patio doors opening out to a central balcony (3.4m x 2m) with views over the garden and courtyard, here you can sit and enjoy the magnificent sunsets over the hills and valleys beyond,. The second bedroom (4m x 3m) is located off of the sun room and has wooden floors, built in wardrobe and a window to the front. Steps lead from the bedroom into a second en-suite (2.6m x 1.9m) with a bath, shower, bidet, sink & WC. From the sun room, you enter the main kitchen (4.5m x 4.5m) which has wooden wall and floor units, a large free standing oven and 5 ring gas hob, a double sink below a window with views and a further 4 windows providing plenty of light. The kitchen is spacious enough to accommodate a large farmhouse style table & chairs. A second wooden staircase leads down into a charming second reception room (4.5m x 4.5m) with bookcases to one wall, tiled floors, wood burner and patio doors which open out to the courtyard. Steps lead up from the lounge area into a hallway where you will find the family bathroom with a shower, sink and WC, utility room with plumbing for a washing machine, sink and storage and a separate pantry and wine store.
The house has thick stone walls, wooden double glazed windows and patio doors with internal shutters, wood burners in both reception rooms and oil powered central heating throughout resulting in a very good energy rating. The property has been restored by the current owners and retains many of the traditional features creating a comfortable family home. Subject to the correct licences, this property would also work well as holiday rental accommodation, providing a year round income as a destination for rural tourism.
The outside areas have been designed with attention to detail, providing the maximum in privacy and style which can be enjoyed throughout the year. The covered terrace and walled courtyard with its arched windows, vine covered pergolas and Calçada stone paving add character to this charming property. The area (15m x 8m) around the swimming pool is also walled and very private with plenty of room to relax and enjoy the long summer months. Located next to the pool, you have a Pool House (5m x 4m) for the pump and pool equipment which also has the additional bonus of a small kitchenette, shower and separate WC.
The mature gardens extend beyond the courtyard and include an orchard with 20 Olive trees, 2 orange, lemon, lime, pomegranate, almond, walnut, chestnut, pear, plum, apple, apricot and quince. The garden is fenced and private with off road parking to the side of the property. Directly behind the house there are further storage areas including a garden shed and a boiler house.
There is an additional piece of land to the front of the property with 5 more Olive trees and extra off road parking.
The property is within walking distance of a local cafe and all other amenities are available in the popular market town of Miranda do Corvo, including supermarkets, restaurants, schools, health centre, banks etc.
The area around this property is very peaceful and tranquil and offers plenty of opportunity to enjoy woodland walks, cycle trails and river beaches. Traditional restaurants offer value for money with regional specialities available throughout the year. Close by, you have the pretty market town of Lousã and popular University City of Coimbra.
Lousã: 15 minutes
Coimbra: 20 minutes
Golf: 20 minutes
Coast: 1 hr
Porto: 1.5 hrs
Lisbon: 2 hrs
Energy Rating: B-